Claridge joins CABA Board of Directors
Dr. David E. Claridge, Director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station's (TEES) Energy Systems Laboratory and the Leland Jordan Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University has joined the Board of Directors of the Continental Automated Buildings Association.
"The addition of Dr. Claridge and Texas A&M to the CABA Board of Directors is a great asset to our organization," said Ronald J. Zimmer, president and CEO of CABA. "CABA has had an enduring tradition of working with universities dedicated to commercializing energy efficient building technologies. We feel the addition of Texas A&M, in addition with Dr. Claridge's knowledge and expertise, will greatly enrich the value of the association and its membership."
Claridge is internationally known for his work on energy efficiency, particularly for pioneering development of existing building commissioning by leading the development of "Continuous Commissioning" which has improved energy efficiency in hundreds of large buildings including universities, hospitals, offices, and airports with a typical payback of two years.
He was also a major contributor to the methods used to measure energy savings in the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol and ASHRAE Guideline 14.
Claridge holds eight patents, is author of more than 350 journal and conference papers, is a Fellow of ASME and of ASHRAE, and in 2011 was named an Honorary International Member of the Society of Heating, Air-conditioning and Sanitary Engineers of Japan in recognition of his contributions to energy efficiency in buildings. He received his bachelor's degree from Walla Walla College and master's and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University.
"I am excited to have the opportunity to represent TEES and Texas A&M on the CABA Board," stated Claridge. "CABA offers an excellent forum to collaborate and share research, information, trends and analysis. CABA's goals align well with the Energy System Lab's commitment to improving energy efficiency and the instances of building commissioning."